The New Yangon City Project: An Urban Planner’s View

​16 July 18 -  In 1988, Yangon measured about 80 sq. miles (around 207 sq. km). The city has grown in the three decades since then and now covers more than 300 sq. miles (777 sq. km). The author of this article has been in the urban planning field for around 50 years and has never come across another city that has more than tripled in size wit...
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Exclusive: Yangon turns to Power Rangers as blackouts strike

​9 July 18 -  Monsoon doesn't seem to bother the residents of Yangon much. Boys selling snacks by traffic lights open up their umbrellas and continue peddling goods from car to car. A taxi driver chucks a food wrapper into the gutter on the roadside. Litter is causing a flooding problem in the city, the Yangon's Mayor U Maung Maung Soe says, w...
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Training Course of Ecosystem Services Training

​This training course is from ecosystem services training,  jointly organized by Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia (GWP-SEA), Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (IWUMD) and Myanmar Water Partnership in Irrigation Technology Center (ITC).  Teaching Stuff ​Dr. Erik de Ruijter van Steveninck ​ ​IHE Delft, ...
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Meikhtila Lake Integrated Development Plan: Executive Summary

The Meikhtila Lake Integrated Development Plan (MLIDP) is one of the 'learning-by-doing' projects following from this IWRM Strategic Study. This MLIDP aims to provide an extensive overview of the stakeholders and existing policies relevant for Meikhtila Lake area. Additionally, a broad analysis of the socio-economic and physic-geographical sit...
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A method to estimate reservoir sedimentation: a case study of the ‘Nga Moe Yeik’ reservoir, Myanmar

Hidde Kats - S1358928  Bachelor Thesis  Civil Engineering University of Twente  24 June 2016  Supervised by  ​ Juliette Cortes Arevalo, University of Twente  Martine Rutten, Delft University of Technology  Alwin Commandeur, Delft University of Technology Summary ​ Myanmar's irrigation and domes...
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A couple of minutes in Nga Moe Yeik

​ You may think that I have met with Nga Moe Yeik, the king of crocodiles and companion of Prince 'Min Nandar' from the mythical story of Shin Mway Loon and Min Nandar. Rather, I went on a field trip to the Nga Moe Yeik Dam last Thursday, June 28 as a participant of an ecosystem services training program organized by the Global Water Partnership So...
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Yangon government takes steps to better serve the public

​21 June 18 -  The Yangon regional government has taken measures to strengthen cooperation among its departments to improve efficiency in serving the public, a senior regional minister said. Daw Nilar Kyaw, region minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, said her ministry is working closely with the Yangon City Development Committee i...
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Underground water to be used as reserve from 2025

​12 June 18 -  The Yangon population will have to reduce its use of underground water from 2025, as thereafter, such water will be used only as a reserve for emergencies, according to the advisory team of the National Water Resources Committee (NWRC). The members of NWRC revealed this during a talk by the national-level water resources committ...
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Government must do a better job managing the impact of growth on Yangon

​4 June 18 -  As Yangon's status as business and logistics hub of Myanmar grows, the regional government, expecting an influx of people and foreign direct investments, has unveiled grand plans to modernise and expand the city. Yet, many of the projects announced have been criticised for being poorly executed and lacking in contingency planning...
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Wrap up of Myanmar Community of Practice

28 May 18 - The Water Agency has launched the first Myanmar Community of Practice (CoP), collaborated with YCDC engineering department of water and sanitation on 24 May 2018. Over 50 participants from various organization, including YCDC, MWP, NEPS, MMU, WWF, Wateraid and Myanmar Koei joined this workshop. The CoP ...
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Group plans water refill stations nationwide

​22 May 18 -  The Thant Myanmar group will launch a campaign next month to raise awareness about the environmental damage caused by disposable plastic water bottles by inaugurating water refilling stations nationwide. Myanmar's tradition of storing drinking water in clay pots is threatened by the widespread use of plastic water bottles. The Th...
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Yangon Residents Oppose $93M Development Plan, Cite Environmental Threats

21 May 18 -  Lawmakers and residents opposed the Yangon government's proposed development plan in the city's Mayangone Township, citing that the more than US$93 million project would pose environmental threats to the neighborhood. The Yangon regional government proposed 'Mayangon Villa,' a commercial and mixed development project in the townsh...
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Members of Parliament raise concerns over consequences of Yangon expansion

​14 May 18 -  Since the start of the year, Yangon has announced ambitious plans for expansion and new infrastructure. ''The Yangon population will hit 10 million in the next two decades and it can be a mega city by 2040, said Daw Nilar Kyaw of Yangon regional minister for Electricity, Industry and Transportation. But while the developments are...
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National Strategy for Rural Water Supply, Water and Sanitation(WASH), WASH in Schools and WASH in Health Facilities

The purpose of this Strategy is to set out the way to meet the needs of the rural populations for improved domestic water supply services, access to and use of improved sanitation with elimination of open defecation, and improved hygiene behaviour by the Year 2030. The Strategy is supported by Investment Plans covering a financing period 2015 to 20...
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Dala's water woes

10 May 18 - The Yangon Region government hopes a new tap system will help solve water shortages in the underdeveloped township of Dala, but residents would prefer authorities focus on improving more than 100 ponds where supplies are quickly diminishing. ​   THE RESIDENTS of Dala Township live beside the Yangon River but potable water is s...
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